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December 30 Birthday: Bo Diddley

by Anne on December 30, 2010

Bo Diddley, musician

Dec. 30, 1928-June 2, 2008

Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

A double page spread in this collective bio is devoted to rocker, Bo Diddley. This artist played the violin as a child, and then switched to the guitar as a teen. He is credited with the invention of a thump-thump-a beat on the guitar.

Read more about Bo Diddley at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

September 30 Birthday: Elie Wiesel

by Anne on September 30, 2010

Elie Wiesel, writer, humanitarian

Sept. 30, 1928-

Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben (Dutton, 2006)

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner 1986 Wiesel is highlighted in this important collective biography about peacemakers.

Read a riveting interview with Wiesel on the Academy of Achievement-A Museum of Living History web site.

August 6 Birthday: Andy Warhol

by Anne on August 6, 2010

Andy Warhol, artist

Aug. 6, 1928- Feb. 22, 1987

Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol by James Warhola (Putnam, 2003)

Campbell’s soup. Paintings of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol’s nephew gives readers an insider’s view of his uncle’s pop art.

The Andy Warhol Museum in Warhol’s hometown of Pittsburgh has a stellar collection of his work. Of note: Warhol’s “fifteen minutes of fame” quote lives on.

April 4 Birthday: Maya Angelou

by Anne on April 4, 2010

Maya Angelou, writer

Apr. 4, 1928-

The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is a producer, actor and director, too. She recited her poem On the Pulse of Morning at President Clinton’s inauguration.

The Maya Angelou Official Website offers a short bio and photos.

December 30 Birthday: Bo Diddley

by Anne on December 30, 2009

Bo Diddley, musician

Dec. 30, 1928-June 2, 2008

Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

A double page spread in this collective bio is devoted to rocker, Bo Diddley. This artist played the violin as a child, and then switched to the guitar as a teen. He is credited with the invention of a thump-thump-a beat on the guitar.

Read more about Bo Diddley at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

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